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Picou Name Meaning

French: from Old French picou ‘small cramp’, ‘clamp’, hence probably a metonymic occupational name for someone made or used such items.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Picon, Picot, Pick, Pichon, Pico, Bick, Pion, Fico, Pilon, Pich

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Where is the Picou family from?

You can see how Picou families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Picou family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Picou families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Picou families living in Louisiana. This was 100% of all the recorded Picou's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Picou families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Picou surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Picou ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Fisherman and Graduate Nurse were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Picou. 31% of Picou men worked as a Fisherman.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Fisherman
    31%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Butcher
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Graduate Nurse
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Picou. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Picou census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 425 immigration records available for the last name Picou. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 978 military records available for the last name Picou. For the veterans among your Picou ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Picou lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Picou life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Picou in 1956 was 58, and 65 in 2004.

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